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a little bit defensive. that's the impression that lasts. >> even al gore and george w. bush i think is a good example of body language told so much during those debates. al gore was up in the polls and had a series of very poor debate performances. >> al gore had been a very effective, aggressive debater. in the first debate, he was seen as being too aggressive. the famous sighs and all the rest. in the second debate, he was almost too laid back. by the third he had a kind of just right approach, but by that time, those performances and all the other factors in the 2011 election held him back. >> how important is humor? >> it can be very important, but it's something that has to -- i guess some humorous lines probably are prescripted. there you go again by reagan most people feel w prepared. that, of course, is the magic. >> remember what lloyd benson said about dan quayle and president kennedy. >> yes, that was the famous line, jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> in jim lair's book "turning point," he makes the case that they prepared that line in
of sitting presidents. they have bad first debates. you saw this with george w. bush. george h.w. bush. for some reason presidents who live in this kind of cloistered environment where they are not challenged on a day-to-day basis, they get into debate prep, they get into that one on one situation with another candidate and just don't feel challenged. it takes that one debate to shake things up and get them back on track. >> american airlines has a my explanation for seats that fell apart in mid-flight. american is fixing seats on 48 of its 757 jets. dozens of flights are cancelled today. 50 flights were cancelled yesterday. seats have come loose on three american flights since last week. at first american said faulty floor clamps were to blame. now the airline says it was a combination of wear, poor design and even spilled soda. >> a cable tv movie on the killing of osama bin laden will air two days before the election. some critics want to know why. "s.e.al. team six: the raid on osama bin laden aka code name geronimo" is scheduled for november 4th on the national geographic channel.
. >> it's something we heard with george w. bush and al gore at one time. thank you very much. he'll be watching the debates tomorrow in richmond with a group of voters. 9news and "u.s.a. today" are teaming up for debate night. beginning tomorrow night at 9:00, u.s.a. today reporters will be fact checking and counting blinks of what the candidates say. see it live on wusa9.com and catch aamer's reporting from virginia. you nova v.a. is a battleground state for this election. now to howard for the forecast. >>> thanks. scattered showers out there so grab the rain gear but it's not that cool. cool spots in the upper 50s, most in the 60s. the sunrise not till 7:05. it will be dark, emily with the cloud -- especially with the crowd color for another 40 minutes or so. 66 here. these numbers may be even upper 60s to low 70s by noon. probably not too much movement till the afternoon when we get a break or two in the cloud cover. fewer showers. highs today 75 to 80. by 8:00 74. can't rule out a couple of showers tonight. if you're going out to the nats game tonight, there could be a few s
in 1984. george w. bush in 2004. norah, charlie, gayle. >> also in denver major garrett, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> what does the romney campaign have to do now to take advantage of what everybody believes was a victory in the debate? >> reporter: there's a very simple answer to that. two romney campaign officials told me. if this night works for us our biggest challenge is not dousing the flame we set tonight meaning they know they've internally messed up advantages and advantageous moments that romney separates his campaign. they know now the most important between this debate and the next one not to blow the momentum. to blow on that fire and make it larger and not douse it. >> what's the challenge for the obama campaign? >> reporter: to bounce back. two very significant democrats who i talked to last night looking at the debates said i would call the debate trading places. mitt romney's back was against the wall now the president's back is against the wall and he needs a much sharper, much more passionate debate performance or people will not have the confidence t
's most powerful republicans, john boehner, john mccain, rudy giuliani and even president george w. bush. but when he was transferred to ohio to face charges, the man authorities believed to be thompson signed into prison as mister x leaving officials to believe he was hiding something more. >> started googling similarities, people that are wanted for fraud, major fraud. >> reporter: u.s. marshal peter eliat said searching the skpr net he found an fbi poster for a similar man. that man was john donald cody a harvard educated attorney who had mysteriously disappeared from his arizona law practice in 1984. and was later indicted on four counts of a state fraud. the original wanted poster described a man without tear ducts so eliot called thunderstorm watchson's land lady that her tenant left something unusual, two big bottles of eye drops. >> it said he had no tear duct, he had to use eye drops all the time. in our world one and one equals two. >> reporter: also left behind in that apartment one dvd. >> been a while since i've done this. >> reporter: leonardo dicaprio's portrayal of a fugi
advisers. we both covered the campaign of george w. bush when he was running early on projected he would have colin powell as secretary of state. he was flanked by henry kissinger and condoleezza rice and others to make him look like he was a foreign policy expert. >> on one hand you have john bolton who is a neo-conservative, considered very hard line. you have robert zoellick, a more realist. condoleezza rice has been advising kbofr romney and getting advice from george schultz. so that backs up the point that he's got a lot of people advising him on foreign policy and so he can be in either one of those camps if you were to look at his advisers. >> john dickerson, thank you. the former top security official for the u.s. ambassador to libya is testifying to congress this week. sharyl attkisson spoke with him on sunday. she's in washington with an interview you'll see only on cbs "this morning." good morning? >> reporter: good morning. andrew wood is a highly decorated specialist with the green beret. he met daily with u.s. ambassador christopher stevens who was killed along with three
romney saying he would take the country back to the same policies under george w. bush that led to the worst economic crisis since the great depression. romney, he laid out his five-point plan but really the only specific we heard there was that would create four million jobs through energy independence. so for the romney campaign they want you to think 8.1% unemployment and think barack obama and the obama campaign wants you to think 47%. they want you to think of romney's effective tax rate at 14%. but the president didn't go there tonight. he missed those opportunities and left an opening for the romney campaign. >> pelley: >> pelley: juliana, thank you very much. joining us right now is major garrett from "national journal." one of the subjects covered tonight was health care, the affordable care act which some people call obamacare, a term the president endorsed tonight. he said he liked that term. i wonder what you thought of the cases that were made by governor romney and the president on health care. >> scott, great to be with you. i thought the health care debate was a
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